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Expat bank robbery in Warsaw


jon357 64 | 14,382    
15 Aug 2015  #1
A British man was arrested in Warsaw after allegedly trying to rob a bank using prewritten notes because he could not speak Polish, local media reported. The 33-year-old man approached the cashier at the bank in centre of the Polish capital and produced a picture of gun he had drawn himself.
He then pulled out another card with: "This is a robbery. I have gun. Give me the money," written in Polish.

telegraph/news/worldnews/europe/poland/11804393/British-man-arrested-in-Warsaw-trying-to-hold-up-a-bank-armed-only-with-paper.html

Takes the phrase "he drew a gun" to a new level....
Polonius3 1,000 | 12,467    
15 Aug 2015  #2
A British man

Anyone know if it's not one of PF's Bully Brits?
Roger5 1 | 1,463    
15 Aug 2015  #3
Might be one of the PolAm liars pretending to be a Brit. If you feel bullied, you must feel intimidated. Not surprising as your ******** is exposed here daily.
OP jon357 64 | 14,382    
15 Aug 2015  #4
Probably a British person of Polish extraction. After all, the robber doesn't live here so why else would he choose Warsaw? And not knowing having a working knowledge of the language would fit that.
MarekSlaska    
15 Aug 2015  #5
So you are saying second/third generation poles from the UK have lousy polish?
tictactoe    
15 Aug 2015  #6
Well, a pole in the UK is a wooden or metal support. A Pole is a Polish citizen and polish is what is used when we polish something up.
OP jon357 64 | 14,382    
16 Aug 2015  #7
So you are saying second/third generation poles from the UK have lousy polish?

Au contraire. Many speak no Polish at all. Beyond 'lousy'. And those few who can understand a little often have very limited lexical control. Anyway, they aren't Poles; they're British people whose granny came from somewhere else, like thousands of others with a granny from Pakistan, Poland, Barbados etc. Perhaps the 'biro bandit' was one of those.

Well, a pole in the UK is a wooden or metal support. A Pole is a Polish citizen and polish is what is used when we polish something up.

Indeed. Unless of course it's z Prus in which case we spruce it up. Perhaps the bank robber would have done better with a metal support.

This bank robbery thing is really intriguing me. Why did he come from Germany to Warsaw and why did he do it in such a ham-fisted way. He may well have a personal connection to Poland - hard to think he chose Warsaw for any other reason.
MarekSlaska    
16 Aug 2015  #8
"jon357" you are a Pole that was born in Poland?
OP jon357 64 | 14,382    
16 Aug 2015  #9
'MarekSlaska', it's an irrelevance. I'm still interested why he chose Warsaw...
MarekSlaska    
16 Aug 2015  #10
Another "English teacher" like many members of this board ;) that needed some money and happened to be in Warsaw as it's a place where he would most likely find a job.
OP jon357 64 | 14,382    
16 Aug 2015  #11
Best read the article before commenting. He lives in Germany. Interesting that he chose Poland though - there must be some connection.
Sikorawski    
22 Jan 2019  #12
By the way, you said that no one robs banks in Poland or its not worth the heist or that you do 10 yrs. This aint the USA pal. Read this book for a change:

empik.com/napadalem-na-banki-historia-prawdziwa-grek,p1206154980,ksiazka-p
Dirk diggler 9 | 4,090    
23 Jan 2019  #13
And when exactly is that book set? In the 90's - back when banks still carried large amounts of cash....

Considering the penalties for bank robbery, let alone additional charges armed, no even semi intelligent thief robs banks. Stealing cars, b&e'ing warehouses, trains, etc. or robbing drug dealers is far less risky and carries far lower penalties
OP jon357 64 | 14,382    
23 Jan 2019  #14
robs banks in Poland

There was a terrible robbery a few years ago, near my (then) business premises. They lined the staff up trying to get them to open the safe (they couldn't; it was on a timelock) and executed them one by one. One of the staff was a young woman in her first week in the job.

Plus the most famous bank theft in Poland, back in the days of the Second Republic, when a gang cleared out the best part of the country's entire gold and currency reserves from the national bank...


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